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davis lives on one that was spared but says it was chaotic. >> i saw boat come by us left and right. people it was dark. coast guard towing boat another guy on the averaging ran towing boat left and right. >>reporter: among those that washed ashore on strawberry point 4 motorboat. some had to be towed quickly because they posed an environmental threat. >> had all the you household goods. pretty much broken out of the boat and all over the rip rap. >>reporter: one pleasure craft began leaking fuel. >> when you came around the corner over there the eye started burning from the smell of it. it was extremely stron strong. >>reporter: harbor master says there was a minor spill which the coast guard cleaned up quickly. but they want the boat owners to take the vessel out as soon as possible before they cause any more damage to the environment. >> most of the vessels are about 30 to 40 feet pleasure craft vessels so we are probably looking at maybe 100 to 200 gallon potential on each one. >>reporter: now most if not all of these boats are what they call anchor out. or boats that
the apartment using a master key. the police report says they knocked and asked permission to enter. the public defenders say that, too is a lie. in both cases drugs were found inside the units and the residents arrested but prosecutors and the judge tossed out the charges once the videos emerged. >> what is different about the situation is that we have a videotape. public defenders every day we have cases in which we question the way in which police officers gain entrance into homes and apartments. here we have proof. >> reporter: all this happened when now district attorney george gasgone was police chief. >> very concerning. we are taking this very seriously. we are going to make sure that we conduct a thorough independent investigation of this case but we also do not want to jump top conclusions until we get to the bottom of the investigation. >> the san francisco police chief says the officers are innocent until proven guilty but does concur that the video and police reports don't add up. the six officer letts b officen paid administrative leave. >>> the commander of the central contra cos
neighborhood for most of yesterday. this video was sent to us through you report powered by you tube. far up north fear lake is larger tonight. it has crested above flood stage for the first time in 13 years and expected to rise slightly over the next day or so as it collects storm run off. these are pictures that harold sent us of lake port a community around clear lake. you can see the street is under 6 inches of water now. there's that picture. fortunately no homes are tlaentd even though it looks precariously close to the homes. apparently not threatened by this up load the weather video and photo to you report.abc 7 news.com or e-mail them to you report at kg o dash tv.com. helps us tell the story in many different ways we appreciate those photos. >> now if you think the rain is over, think again. next rain is due in tonight. just what we don't need. spencer is here with the time line. spencer. >> okay. start with look at live doppler 7 hd. we have pockets of precipitation but those pockets are larger than they were a few hours ago. first up in north bay healdsburg and santa
. rising temperatures in the pool use to store spent nuclear fuel and damage to the structure, housing, reactor core. crisis all the way around. now the u.s. navy is racing to the rescuexd about to return and u.s. is flying in 5 giant pump from the navy base and deliver enormous amounts of water after helicopters sprayed water to no avail. martha tonight with the latest on this disaster. >> one expert told us it is like using a squirt begun to put out a forest fire. japanese fire truck using riot control water hoses to tackle red hot nuclear reactor. helicopters swooping overhead dropping bucket after bucket. every effort falling short. but here is the encouraging news. japanese plant operators have connected a new electric power line to the plant. this entire crisis began when the power was knocked out. if the japanese lift the switch for the critical water pump to cool the reactor don't work then it is american pump to the rescue. the pentagon has shipped high pressure pump but no u.s. personnel. once again the japanese will have workers willing to risk their lives operating
tsunami. government nobody tells us the citizens what is really happening. >> the anger comes after japan prime minister told the nation the leaked radiation level is now rather high and there is high chance for further leak acknowledge of radiation from now on. over the past couple days one reactor exploded after another at the doomed nuclear plant then yesterday the first fire broke out and unprecedented third reactor exploded. both sending radiation in the air. officials worry this blast was the worst. cracking part of the critical contain they are surround the fiery hot nuclear core. >> radiation level are getting so high that the workers captain stay there. >> first time 750 workers at the plant were told to leave. seek safe shelter. only about 50 now remain. they are the last line of defense willing to stay and continue what so far has been a difficult mission. using fire pump to flood ocean water into the red hot core so they don't melt down completel completely. experts tell us the workers are likely wearing full body suit with air pack rotating in and out and resting in som
are using a water cannon meant for riots to shoot water directly into one of the reactors. it is a desperate last ditch effort to keep spent nuclear fuel rods from melting. in a potentially troubling sign white steam was again seen rising from three of the reactors. radiation levels at the plant dangerously high. japan's electric company is working desperately to reconnect power at the plant today. meantime, damning reports about the owner of the japanese power plant. accord to the australian, the owner falsified safety data and said in 1989 tokyo electric injected air into the containment vessel of a reactor number one to lower the leak rate and when caught apologized for "dishonest practices." now, abc's martha raddatz with the latest on the last ditch effort to saint planet. >>> 50 workers inside the plant working in the dark with nothing but flash lights wearing overalls and heavy hazardous suits, trying to put out toxic fires with a hose. we are told it is like a horror movie, fighting a monster you cannot see, you cannot touch but you know is coming to get you. tonight, new pictures of
not be an argument for never acting. on behalf of what is right. >> he added in libya the u.s. had international mandate for action, broad coalition, support of arab country and plea from the lybian people. >> as president i refuse to wait for the image of slairt an mass graves before taking action. >> the president said he will work politically to remove kadafi 40 power but the military mission does not include regime change and he added nato will take over the lead in the military action this wednesday. house minority leader pelosi stood by the president action. >> i think the president was courageous news doing that. i think it accomplished its goal. saved tens of thousands of lives. >> pelosi says members of congress are concerned that the mr. to act. >> to do nothing in the case when a man on path of show no mercy is not remain neutral. >> but congresswoman spear said the president should have told congress and what the end game will be before going in. >> this is has the pl fingerprint of afghanistan all over again. >> l she's not ready inform condemn the president action but she does h
used and master keys that were used by police. look at cases where there was illegal entry. >> the dismissals followed a morning news briefing by the district attorney who said his offense has reviewed pending cases which involved the eight officers now under investigation for possible police misconduct. >> we do not have the evidence to prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt given the circumstances and what is going on with the officers at this point we are dismissing the case. >> the growing scandal began when the public defender said videos revealed illegal searches and arrests made in south of market hotels. 8 plain clothed officers involved in the cases were all from southern station. they have been reassigned to desk duty while the fbi and d.a. investigate. the interim police chief says refresher courses will be given to all undercover police units starting next week. >> we will make sure that everybody is restrained in search and seizure issues and retrain everybody in plain clothes operations. >> reporter: legal analyst dean johnson says these cases point out the ne
is really not helping things. what it does mean is one more night without the use of much of nelson road. and so resident took matters into their own hands this afternoon. they used their chain saw and tractor to widen a fire trail and create their own road. goal is no to the use it as a thoroughfare but get car out of the neighborhood trapped by the wall of rock and park away from the slide giving the 20 or so homeowners access to the outside world. the rock slide happened yesterday of and today sheriff's deputy continue to patrol the area on the atv making sure residents are okay. >> it is a big deal because it's the main slide. when the road is under 30 pet of rock. but then of up above it looks like it is fairly loose up there as well. so if they remove roo rock down below more may slide from the top. >> patiences is something you learn when you live in the wilderness. >>reporter: geologist told resident it would be awhile for the slide is cleared and that's why the plan is to build an alternate road. one that would tie the currently closed nelson road to the one resident buil
. lillian kim is on the ground there tonight for us. lillian? >> negotiations were successful and protest is winding down. the protestors got the concession they were seeking and happy about that. 8 protestors had been on the ledge of the hall since the 1:00 o'clock hour. since actually bound together with pvc pipe duct tape and wear. protesting budget cut to hire education. after seven hours they have agreed to come down. they have been negotiating with university officials and they agree to let the students go without handcuffs. criminal charges will be dropped for the one protestor arrested today and 17 arrested yesterday and most important university officials have agreed to a meeting between protestors and chancellor bergeron. >> i think this is a small victory for the amount of effort that we put n.ultimately we got them to bend toward our needs and that's what we have been asking for. not ultimate victory. not done yet. but i would call this a success. all the people out here to come and check it out. all the people out here inspared to learn about what is going on. care
than 200,000 iodine pills preventive measure for radiation sicknesses. the us forced to turn back. testing shows several sailors received a month worth of radiation within an hour. after passing through a radiated cloud. the constant anxiety over the ongoing nuclear crisis is hampering effort to rescue survivors who deliver supplies. increasingly the efforts are unsuccessful. >> our team l hasn't found anyone providing. >>reporter: since the third explosion there has been renewed push to take preventive measure for radiation exposure taking these radiation badges and start to darkened if the level of exposure rises. this is abc news, japan. >> she just mentioned iodine tablet. one pharmacy we spoke to in santa cruz says there they have been sold out of tablet because of concern about radiation. public health experts say there is very little risk of the radioactive material actually reaching california unless the disaster gets worse in japan. even then the public health threat probably we are told by experts would be very small. one expert at lawrence livermore lab told us
use the energy from uranium to make electricity. uranium operates at 3400 degrees. to keep it from getting hotter, water cools the uranium core. the problem is the earthquake and tsunami combined as a one-two punch. they believe knocking out the primary and back-up water pumps. if there is no water, there is no cooling. pressure build which could trigger a release of steam in the environment. if the water level drops enough the uranium core is exposed and temperatures can rise up to 5,000 degrees causing a meltdown. >> they are not designed the worst case accident. they are only built the most likely. if you do that, eventually you're going to hit a worse case and that is what happened today. >> the only nuclear accident in u.s. history happened in 1979 at three-mile island. a one-two punch was to blame. a broken valve leaked out steam. the core melted down. most dangerous kind of nuclear accident. thankfully tragedy was avoided because the containment wall remained intact. >> no significant amount of radioactivity was released from the three-mile island plant. the impact on the lo
to abc's brian ross. >> but a spokesman sent us this statement from wesley saying the department of energy loans mentioned in the report were all awarded before i joined the secretary of energy's advisory board. each company went through an open and competitive application process. also mentioned in the report, the fremont company sulindra which received a half a billion dollars government loan from the department of energy. in spite of the cash they were forced to close a factory and lay off workers. >> because they had to lay people off does that necessarily make them a bad investment that the government put money in there? >> not at all. time will tell. >> wade runs an alternative energy in san francisco and he is a big supporter of the president's but says the government should have based the financial assistance on standards. any company able to meet the standards would get the help. >> doesn't matter whether you like waves renewable or. the public starts to wonder how that decision got made. >> last summer, government auditors found that the department of energy's loan guar
i. >> good evening. the wild weather is not done with us yet. right now there is hail in berkeley. richmond. el veto. chp running traffic break on 5 80 in the richmond albany area. within the last hour or so we spotted at least 6 lightning strike ins a 15 minute time span over san francisco. pretty spectacular pichblingts also lightning reported in pacifica. we don't see this too often around here. earlier in the day a water spout developed off san francisco ocean beach. while a rare tornado touched down in the north bay again something we do not see around here very of. strong winds topple a tree on to power lines in san rafael knocking out electricity to hundreds of people and county jail in san rafael. and 80 in the sierra shut down after one person was killed in a pile up involving more than 30 vehicle vehicles. terrible accident. happened at 1:30 this afternoon just west of yuba gap. also rate now there is snow in the livermore hills and highway 130 the road lead ing into mount hamilton east of san jose is closed. sandy is here with the very latest on what is happ
of the slats it was impossible to get a clear shot using the tranquilizer gun fichlt we don't have an accurate shot mountain lion could many get out, angry, it was already hissing at the homeowner and people in the back. >>reporter: redwood city police did not want to risk the safety of the people in this community. >> we have got hospital that is just up the road from us here. small park that is located up there. we have alameda tm major thursday fair through redwood city. >>reporter: at 11:00 a.m. fish game decided there was no other option but to shoot the animal. him if it was then taken away by fish and game. >> weighed over 100 pounds he thought. picked it up and put it in the bag. it was a big cat. >>reporter: again the mountain lion taken by fish and game and will be examined. in redwood city, abc 7 news. >>> until san francisco the bomb squad detonated suspicious package left near the civic center today. p.m. p.m. just before 11 this morning a man stopped in front of a store at polk and golden gate avenue and told an employee he had a bomb in his backpack. he then placed it
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his boss governor brown s.redevelopment funds used properly real boone to city such as san francisco. lieutenant governor was in the newsroom early today. >> some of the most proud moments as mayor was the redevelopment work we did in bay view hunter point. the work we are doing on the market to reviolates new market and twitter and others and capturing the increment in the mid market corridor. >>reporter: newsom says he understands governor brown has to cut billions from state budget and hopes to serve as intermediary for cities across the state trying to save their projects. >> teachers parents and students protested against staff lay off in one south bay school district this evening. >> no more layoffs. no more layoffs. >>reporter: san jose east side union high school district plans to eliminate the jobs of 72 employees including classroom teachers, student advisors and campus security monitors. the teacher union localize support investigators pack a school board meeting at independent high tonight. >> the cuts can't keep happening. we have so few resources to help for stude
's going to take us 30 hours to get it from the water all the way into place and bolted before we can bring the next one out. >> all the pieces the legals beam and cross braces are designed to move independently during an earthquake to avoid catastrophic dang to the larger bridge. >> we basically create a structure that not only won't fall down on very large earthquake but that is usable again to emergency services right after the earthquake and then with some work it can be put back into 100 percent public service. >>reporter: when stage 4 is completed later this week the new tower will reach 4 80 feet into the air. 91 feet taller than the current bridge structure. in april 45 foot top will be placed on the new tower bringing it to the final height of 5 25 feet. right now engineers hope to complete the newest span by september, 20 tlaechbility perhaps just in time for the america cup. >> here's what it looks like from sky 7 hd. 1 bar out of 4 is up. crews will work through the night to align and fasten that first bar. then the giant crane will go counsel for the next one. cal-trans
something to protect their homes. i'm glad she did use it. because otherwise she would have been a victim. >>reporter: we do have one final note. it was late and it was dark and because of that m mrs. harvey whatnot able to give a good description of her attacker. she did have one telling detail however. she told police that when he left the scene his pants were soile soiled. from richmond, wayne friedman abc 7 news. >> well people are still lasting their homes in california. today a group of them held a rally on the courthouse steps. at the same time as investors trying to buy up foreclosed properties. laura has the story from oakland. >> this is trustee sale number ca 1000. >> about with whistle and chant they drown out the auctioneer protestors gather to decry all that leads up to the process. selling of foreclosed home on the courthouse steps. >> they guys are pwiping these houses. big them up and approximately destroying families and people's lives. >> no auction block for me. >>reporter: this is a group called w a.m. u home owns meaning washington mutual now owned by j p mo
but they worry shoring up the hillside will be too expensive to repair. >> see fit is worse worth us staying here. if the house is stable and hill is stable. >>reporter: the homeowner called the insurance company and were told that this falls into the flood cat goyvrment unfortunately the homeowners are not covered for floods. live in san pablo, abc 7 news. >> that's a tough break. okay. thank you very much. >> emergency situation this evening in san oh, say. man became stuck in the middle of the rain swollen guadalupe river near heading street and climbed autopsy treaty tree and wait to be rescued. that's what you are watching here. firefighters used a small boat to reach him and take him to safety. >>> well here are the storm pictures some of theme we got by way of you report powered by you tube today. mud slide on stevens canyon road in the cupertino hill blocking resident above it including this at&t truck as you can see there in the distance. antioch david says one gust of wind tossed his patio table and umbrella 10 feet into the air shattering the glass top. get to the 96th a moment
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